Dairy: Provinces struggle to agree on renewal of dairy innovation program

For 20 years, this national program has helped producers develop new products. But Alberta and other provinces are balking at some of its provisions and agreement is proving elusive


Ontario dairy officials are concerned a highly successful program that has boosted milk demand here by 23 million litres a year may be in jeopardy because provinces can’t agree where the milk for it should be produced.

The Domestic Dairy Product Innovation program is up for its five-year renewal this year.

Ontario, with 52 active program projects and another 14 awaiting approval, has been particularly successful in using the program.

Better Farming - June/July 2010